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Old 09-26-2009, 03:38 PM
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Did the valve adj this AM. Changed out the gasket. Idles much nicer now! Hopefully the leaking gasket is now cured! Have to wait and see.

Very cool process, and having the right wrenches makes it a breeze.

Thanks everyone for the help!

This is my first tank on 100% WVO. Running good!

Now all that is left to do is to take the instrument cluster out to see what's up with the odo, and figure out what's leaking on the #2 injector.

Also, besides figuring out that a previous owner installed a water separator, once I cleaned off the fuel line closer to the firewall, I found an inline fuel heater. It's not plugged in. Any way of checking to see if it works. I put power to it, but don't really know how I could see if it's working. Besides, it's 100deg here, so heating WVO is not really needed...
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:02 PM
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It has been a while since this warning was posted..

Do NOT spray the fuel injection pump with hot water.... or cold water when it is hot....

The tolerances are very tight in there...
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:55 PM
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Also if you drop one of those vc nuts down beside the injector pump . . . mine came out onto the floor when I started the engine!

I just did my 1st real valve adj, took me 45 min, with straight wrenches . . . remember valve clearences are in metric! (I didn't and they were set in inch & VERY LOOSE! Duh!!!)
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:34 PM
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Check the fuel jumper lines, after a while, they fail and leak.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:07 PM
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Return line? Yes, replaced those. That fixed a few little leaks. Problem is, I can't see where the injector is leaking from...
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:45 PM
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Did you have to cut the old line off that one?
Did you notice if one of the nipples is nicked?
Had it always leaked?
Have you pulled the injector?
I ask because it's odd for an injector to suddenly start leaking without provocation.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:20 AM
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Yes, cut/pulled the old return lines off. There is a small nic on the barb of that #2. I tried using some fine sand paper to clean up that nic. helped somewhat. I also tried putting some safety wire around the return line to try and seal it a bit better.

I only recently got the car, and it has leaked for as long as i've had it. Been chasing down little problems since, and this seems to be the last big one.

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Old 09-28-2009, 12:14 PM
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Okay, sounds like a nicked nipple, good luck, you may end up having to replace the injector.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:28 PM
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thanks. where do I look for a replacement?
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:58 PM
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Junk yard would be cheapest, just make sure you get a NON-turbo one, they're different.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:46 AM
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Quote:
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if you are going to pull your injectors, use a long handle breaker bar, and POP against it, to loosen the injectors from the head DO NOT USE STEADY PRESSURE OR YOU WILL NEED TO BUY AN EXPENSIVE TOOL TO PUT THE PRECHAMBER RINGS BACK IN THE HEAD... ask me how I know...
Can someone please tell me more about this? I'm planning on pulling my injectors at some point and would like to know "tricks of the trade"
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:33 PM
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So, I pulled out my #2 injector to try and clean up that leaky barb some more. Turns out, the barb can actually spin in the injector. It's loose. I'm supposing that's not supposed to happen. I cleaned it up any ways and will put it back in to see what happens. Time for a new injector, i'm guessing.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:07 PM
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Can someone please tell me more about this? I'm planning on pulling my injectors at some point and would like to know "tricks of the trade"
Use some penetrating spray, and a deep socket. I believe when the "pop" term was used, means to shock it loose instead of steady torque. I have not run into this problem.

katubma1, no, the nipples are not supposed to move around, I'll suggest a different injector.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:59 PM
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Replaced all injectors now. After seeing the condition of the leaky # 2, went ahead and ordered the other 3. No more leaks! Yahoo!
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